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Kelly Conaboy: “Taylor Swift Is a Pretty Good Blogger,” The Cut
Command Brand hooks
“My mind had moved a few inches to the left of its usual place, and I developed what I realized later were actual paranoid delusions. ‘Jason’s cough is fake,’ I secretly texted a friend from the bathtub, where I couldn’t be monitored. ‘I ... don’t think his cough is fake,’ she responded, with the gentle tact of the healthy. ‘Oh it is very, very fake,’ I countered, and then further asserted the claim that he had something called Man Corona.” Patricia Lockwood on life with coronavirus, in the LRB. (“Insane after coronavirus?”)
“…protecting myself against criticism vs. accepting it as a gift…” Jason Kottke on “the paradox of individual creative work.”
Great bird pics! [Audubon’s 2020 Photography Award Winners.]
“A weekly still life drawing challenge,” on Instagram: StillHereStillLife (via A Thing or Two With Claire & Erica). The account posts a photo each week, then artists around the world submit their renderings of it. I like this one, from this week’s photo.
“[W]e cut some cherry tomatoes in half, buried them in our garden—and now we have tomato plants!” Whoa. Next time I have a garden, and it’s spring, I’m trying this. From Andrea Mowry’s knitting newsletter.